“NORDIC-AFRICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
– NEW DIRECTIONS AND CHANGING POLITICAL WINDS “
October 24th, 2023 in Koege, Greater Copenhagen
09.45 AM: Registration
10.00 AM: Welcome & Introduction to this seminar
/(Mr.) Martin Skovbjerg, Lawyer & Partner & (Mr.) Nikolaj Juhl Hansen, Lawyer & Partner, DreistStorgaard Advokater
10.30 AM: Welcome & Introduction to AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK®
/ (Mr.) Flemming Sørensen, CEO & Partner, Nordic-African Consultancy
10.40 AM: Introduction to seminar topic.
/ (Ms.) Charlotte Gloerfelt-Tarp, Director, Nordic-African Consultancy
11.15 PM: Company case: AAK AB
/ (Mr.) Henrik Vingaard, Sourcing and Trading Director
12.00 PM: Lunch & networking
12.30 AM: European-African Trade policy and industrial policy as well as the geopolitical consequences of these policies.
/ (Mr. Svend Roed Nielsen, Senior Advisor, THINK TANK EUROPA
1.00 PM: Company case: Biokube
/ (Mr.) Henrik Debe, CTO
1.30 PM: Company case: Guardian RSM
/ (Mr.) Jens Seerup, Partner
2.00 PM: Coffee break & networking
2.15 PM: Company case: CO-RO
/ (Mr.) Søren Holm Jensen, President – Group CEO
2.45 PM: Takeaways
/ Mr. Flemming Sørensen, CEO, AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK®
After the programme, we encourage all participants to stay for networking and buzzing.
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(Participants fee will be deducted in an afterwards membership of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK®. Members of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® participate free of charge).
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NORDIC-AFRICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP – NEW DIRECTIONS AND CHANGING POLITICAL WINDS
As new geopolitical landscapes emerge, crises unfold and global challenges evolve, the political winds are changing and strategic relations between Nordic and African countries are heading in new directions.
At the European level, relations between the European Union and the African continent have witnessed a shift towards a closer partnership of equals based on mutual respect and shared interests. Driven by concerted efforts to advance synergies and enhance strategic collaboration, renewed commitments from European and African leaders have emphasised building stronger economic ties to boost trade and investment; fostering digital transition, green growth and sustainable development; addressing climate and energy concerns; and expanding cooperation on security threats for greater stability and resilience. These commitments are backed by pledges to increasing financial and technical support from the European Union. In Denmark, the Danish government has expressed similar intentions of strengthening strategic collaboration with African partners on diverse issues ranging from export of green technologies and solutions to market development and migration. Likewise, a renewed focus on Africa is reflected in Danish foreign, security and development policies.
Political focus on renewed and strengthened strategic partnerships with African countries will have implications for business. Nordic companies offer capabilities, products and solutions underpinning emerging political priorities and fit for the needs and demands across industries in Africa. As such, the business potential in Nordic-African strategic collaboration is huge. At this seminar, we explore this potential and showcase how Nordic companies experience the Nordic-African strategic relations in their African business operations.
At this seminar, we:
Explore key trends, developments, opportunities and challenges related to Nordic-African business operations.
Showcase innovative and sustainable Nordic businesses, operating across Africa, and dig into their strategies, business models and external funding.
Provide a forum for connecting with like minded companies or potential collaborators, regardless of your current stage of doing business in Africa.
Offer all participants an opportunity to meet representatives from the African diplomatic corps in the Nordics.
Participants are encouraged to share their practical experiences and ideas. Presentations are followed by Q&As and exchanges. During the seminar, we ensure breaks for networking and discussion. Snacks, water, coffee and tea are available throughout the day. A light meal is provided as well.
Director, AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK®, Ms. Charlotte Gloerfelt-Tarp: firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO, AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK®, Mr. Flemming Soerensen; email@example.com